Skip to comments.Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74
Posted on 12/13/2018 8:11:43 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
Actress and director Sondra Locke, who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, died Nov. 3 at 74. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death.
She died due to breast and bone cancer, according to Radar Online, which reported that she was laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary.
Locke had a contentious relationship of more than a decade with Clint Eastwood, who first cast her in The Outlaw Josey Wales.
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She passed in early November.
Well kept secret.
One of the best... A perfect match for Clint, IMHO...
Awful young to die...
Clint Eastwood uttered one of my favorite lines to her in Bronco Billy. He was telling her about his first wife and he said he caught her in bed with his best friend. It went something like this:
Locke: What did you do?
Eastwood: I shot her
Locke: You shot her? Why did you shoot her?
Eastwood: Well, I couldn’t shoot him. He was my best friend
Bone and breast cancer. An awful way to die...
Yes it certainly is; one of THE worst cancer combos there is.
lol...and Clint’s response to her hysteria in the Gauntlet—’nag, nag, nag’
She was a great Mick Kelly in “Th Heart is a Lonely Hunter”. She got an Oscar nomination for her first film.
Locke: "You need a lift?"
Young man: "Sure!"
Locke: "Then stick a jack up your a$$!"
I always thought Sondra was cute.
And she could really act, too.
Her role in The Gauntlet was priceless.
RIP Miss Locke.
She was good in Any Which Way You Can. “Right turn, Clyde.”
That was the one and only year I went to all 5 best actor movies. Don't aske me why. In any case, Arkin turned in a masterful performance as John Singer, a deaf mute, and I thought he was a shoe-in for best actor. But nope, Cliff Robertson won for "Charly", a mentally challenged adult subjected to medical experiments. Arkin did the superior job.
Hogwash. Her role in that film was only because she was Clint’s flame at the time.
And the movie sucked. They must have shot a million rounds to make that house look as such, and yet they escaped! Plot sucked, acting sucked,
She was hot....
RIP, Sondra Locke. Loved her in the Clint Eastwood movies.
She was first diagnosed with cancer in 1990, so she lived a long time afterward.
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